28 Jun Backpacking with a Purpose: A Recap of Our Early Summer 2012 Programs
Peru: After an ITT spent exploring Peru and Bolivia in small groups, the team got back together in the incredible desert oasis of Huacachina. Disorientation was spent sand boarding and letter reading where they reflected on a mind (and body!) blowing trip. Laura and Mikel dropped the girls off at the airport yesterday. Now they’re enjoying some solo ceviche and Laura is heading out of so called “gringo town” to explore with their hostel’s night shift worker.
Operation Groundswell’s Haiti crew has a whole new appreciation for styrofoam.Haiti: Maybe the most volunteering ever done on any OG trip. We learned that if you ask for engineers you will get friggin’ engineers!! This team worked, lived, ate and played all in the same compound in Port au Prince so they got über tight. But they also explored Haiti through and through during ITT. During this time, Jonah got a visit from one lovely Tamar (his super rad girlfriend for those who don’t know her) and Steph worked on the EDV initiative which is the literacy program that the LS trip will be focusing on. To quote Jonah “this is the best disorientation ever – now for a lobster dinner”! More exciting trips coming up in the late summer…stay tuned! OGHQ.